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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Infielder Freddy Galvis and Baltimore Orioles agree to 1-year contract

The Baltimore Orioles filled a hole in their infield by agreeing Tuesday with free agent Freddy Galvis to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Galvis broke into the big leagues with Philadelphia Phillies in 2012 and spent the past two years with Cincinnati Reds. The 31-year-old hit .220 with seven homers and 16 RBIs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

Galvis is expected to take over as Baltimore’s shortstop from Jose Iglesias, who was traded to the Los Angeles Angels in December. Galvis played 33 games at shortstop last season and 16 at second base.

He would receive a $250,000 assignment bonus the first time he is traded.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 26, 2021 at 08:44 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: January 26, 2021 at 10:39 PM (#6002026)
The Baltimore Orioles filled a hole in their infield

Did they?
   2. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: January 26, 2021 at 11:51 PM (#6002050)
Recent acquisitions, ranked in terms of how good they are for the acquiring team:

Blue Jays get Marcus Semien. Twins get Andrelton Simmons. Hall of Fame gets no one. Orioles get Freddy Galvis.
   3. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: January 27, 2021 at 01:23 AM (#6002073)
This seems a bit harsh. He has been good for an average of 1.5 or so WAR the last 5 seasons. That seems like a fairly good deal for the Orioles.
   4. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: January 27, 2021 at 01:39 AM (#6002076)
It is a good deal. It's a useful player for very little money. If a contending team signed him to that contract to be a utility IF, I'd applaud it. As a starting player though, he projects to be pretty hole-like at this point. A pocket, maybe?
   5. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: January 27, 2021 at 07:34 AM (#6002089)
Tremendous move! Last year the Orioles got Jose Iglesias to double his prior year OPS+. This year they'll do the same with another Reds shortstop.
   6. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: January 27, 2021 at 08:58 AM (#6002101)
I thought a "wtf, they've got some upside" combo of Valaika-Urias would have been fun, but I understand wanting a cheap safety net.

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